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Family camping adventures at Essex Outdoors Mersea

Return to grass-roots with our traditional campsite.

Get back to basics, unplug and recharge at our traditional camping site ideal for families with children of all ages as our Mersea centre opens its doors to the public during the summer.

Stay by the Sea

Get away from it all in one of the east of England’s most stunning coastal locations. With easy access to the local delights of Cudmore Grove Country Park and West Mersea with its picturesque town, beach huts, and crabbing there’s something for all the family. Bring your bikes, walking shoes, and swimming costumes or wetsuits. With a wealth of water sports available in the neighbouring Mersea Boating Lake, and the option to book your children into the Essex Outdoors activity days, you’ll be spoilt for choice for adventure. Or simply kick back and relax.

Unplug, recharge, and reconnect with your family at our back-to-basics campsite. We don’t allow caravans or motorhomes, but we do offer simplicity a stunning location, and excellent value for money. Bring your own tent, or book one of our family-sized ‘patrol’ style tents. And for those looking for a firmer roof over their heads, we also have small wooden family ‘camping pods’ with bunk beds. Modern toilet and shower facilities as well as chemical toilet disposal, are available onsite. We are not able to provide electric hookups.

Pitches measure 8m x 8m, allowing for lots of space for social distancing. We have set a maximum of 6 people per pitch.

Prices start from just £10 per person per night for  a simple grass pitch.

Simply choose the option that suits you best, and enjoy some proper quality time together under the stars.

Unfortunately, we do not accept dogs or pets at any of our campsites.

Open from 26 July to 30th August 2021.

Good to know…

  • Cars are only allowed onto pitches for loading/unloading
  • Ample parking available away from pitches
  • Allocated toilets and showers
  • Washing up facilities available
  • Tent pitches measure 8m x 8m,
  • We allow a maximum of 6 people per pitch/unit
  • We do not accept dogs or other pets at any of our campsites.
  • BBQs are permitted off the ground, but we do not allow campfires

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Stay at our beautiful coastal location overlooking the river Blackwater.
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